President & CEO Rick Stockburger drives the mission and vision of BRITE by actively engaging with prospective and current portfolio companies and their founders. As a founder himself, and through his experiences in executive positions, he has had the opportunity to lead many individuals and help many companies to innovate and grow.
Rick’s people-first mindset has led him to be a decorated combat veteran serving the United States in operations on two continents. A native of Northeast Ohio, Rick studied Political Science and Community and Economic Development at Kent State and Penn State, respectively. He is proud to continue to call the area home and contribute to the community. He and his wife, Carly, have three children – well, if you count Shelton Henry Williams Stockburger IV… their black lab most affectionately known as Hank.